After getting into a fistfight with Michaels, De Ville left the band, and descended further into addiction. In the mid-1990s, after a night of partying, Michaels came close to dying when he crashed his Ferrari into a telephone pole. Deville, Poison went on a successful greatest hits reunion tour.Shortly thereafter, Besselman left the band due to creative differences and in 1983 the band hired Matt Smith to form a new band named Paris in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.In early 1984 the band tired of playing the Pennsylvania bar circuit, changed their name to Poison and moved west to Los Angeles to seek fame in the Sunset Boulevard scene.And Gibson, 39, who has two daughters with Michaels, Raine, 9, and Jorja, 5, did it by keeping her cool.“I’m used to being calm, because of the times when his blood sugar has gone low, and if I freak out, he freaks out,” says Gibson, who spoke to PEOPLE for this week’s cover story. “I held his hand and told him, ‘It’s going to be okay.’ Just from his eyes, you could tell how much pain he was in.That same year, Michaels met 16-year-old Tracy Lewis, who would become both his girlfriend and the muse for one of his most memorable songs. De Ville, who would become both Michaels' friend and a source of conflict.Eventually, Matt Smith tired of the band's struggle to find fame and returned home. Local publicity about the band eventually led to a record deal with Enigma Records, and their first album, Look What the Cat Dragged In.In 2003, Michaels released a brand new studio album Songs of Life which featured the singles "Raine" (dedicated to his daughter) and "Bittersweet". Michaels also re released the "Fallen" single with acoustic, piano and demo versions included.Michaels also released his first solo music video for the single "Raine" which was directed by award-winning director Shane Stanley. Michaels released a 30-minute DVD from Time Life in 2008 called Hard & Heavy Confidential featuring Bret Michaels which included acoustic versions of "All I Ever Needed", "Driven", "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" and "Something to Believe In", it also included in depth interviews. According to a statement from the Poison frontman's representative, "Although the couple have separated they remain great friends and are committed to jointly raising their two daughters, Raine Elizabeth and Jorja Bleu."The couple became engaged in 2010 when Michaels proposed on the finale of his VH1 show recently about the project."And it's such a diverse range of people, from Loretta Lynn and Joe Perry [who play on a reworking of the Poision hit "Every Rose Has Its Thorn"] and Jimmy Buffett to Lil Jon, Michael Anthony, Ace Frehley, all the Skynyrd guys, guys from .38 Special and Blackfoot and Rascal Flatts' Jay [De Marcus].